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Posted by kenzi on June 19, 2002 at 16:29:55:

In reply to: My horrible first day henna-ing at the tattoo parlor :-( posted by Jenna on June 19, 2002 at 11:24:30:

Ugh, sounds like an awful experience. I have had that happen to
me many times and it's so stressful. There are times when I just
want to pack it up and forget about henna.

I showed up at a clients house and forgot my henna bottles so I
had to mix up new paste and make cones! I was pretty bad at
hennaing with cones so the result was disaster. She actually
paid me for my work which was even more embarassing.
Another time, before I started straining my paste, I was doing a
Palestinian wedding and my bottle kept clogging on me.
Normally that would be a problem but they had me on a chair on
a table hennaing the groom while the whole wedding party was
dancing and singing around us making the floor and the table
shake. And I'm up there poking at my bottle and blowing into it to
dislodge the clogs. I was MORTIFIED but I made it through the
night and the design turned out pretty well.

I don't know if it helps to know that we all go through this, but at
least know that we feel your pain. I hope you do get back up on
the horse and don't give up. You know that this was just an
anomally and that you CAN do good work. Don't let this little
hiccup keep you from doing henna, and it will seem like a hiccup
when you look back on it.

I also don't think that the tat shop owner will hold it against you. If
you think he might, maybe you could talk to him and say that you
just had a bad day and that you are certain that you can do better
work (and have done better!). Let this incidence fade into the
past; don't let your worry about it affect your work now..just move
on and vow to be on top of things.

You will do great!


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